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2016 UCLA Work and Health Course Syllabus

Syllabus

2016 UCLA Work and Health Course Readings

Session 1

The Changing Nature of Work. In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E, Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009. Pp 17-20.

Economic Globalization and Its Effects on Labor. (Chapter 2) Moutsatsos, C. In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E, Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009.

Session 2

Beyond the Individual: Connecting Work Environment and Health. (Chapter 1) Gordon, D, Schnall, P., In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E, Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009.

Health, Productivity and Work Life in Karasek RA, Theorell T. Healthy Work: Stress, productivity and the reconstruction of working life. New York. Basic Books, Inc., 1990. pp 1-31.

Session 3

Kasl, S. The Influence of the Work Environment on Cardiovascular Health: A Historical, Conceptual, and Metholodical Perspective. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 1996; 1(1): 42-56.

Siegrist, J. Social Reciprocity and Health: New Scientific Evidence and Policy Implications. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2005; 30; 1033-1038

Session 4

Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Review. The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease.The Central Nervous System: Bridge Between the External Milieu and the Cardiovascular System, 107-115

Principles of allostasis: optimal design, predictive regulation, pathophysiology and rational therapeutics. Sterling, P. In Schulkin, J. Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Adaptation, Cambridge University Press, 2004. pp 1-36.

Session 5

Schulte PA, Wagner GR, Downes A, Miller DB. A framework for the concurrent consideration of occupational hazards and obesity. Ann Occup Hyg. 2008 Oct;52(7):555-66. Epub  2008 Sep 2.

Verweij LM, Coffeng J, van Mechelen W, Proper KI. Meta-analyses of workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions on weight outcomes. Obes Rev. 2011;12(6):406-29.

Suggested Readings:

Obesity in US workers: The National Health Interview Survey, 1986 to 2002. Caban AJ, Lee DJ, Fleming LE, Gómez-Marín O, LeBlanc W, Pitman T. Am J Public Health. 2005 Sep;95(9):1614-22. Epub 2005 Jul 28. pp. 1-9.

Choi B, Schnall PL, Yang H, et al. Psychosocial Working Conditions and Active-Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Middle-Aged Workers. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health Volume 23, Number 3, 2010. pp. 239-253.

Choi B, Schnall P, Yang H, et al. Sedentary Work, Low Physical Job Demand, and Obesity in US Workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine Volume 53, Number 11, 2010. pp. 1088-1101.

Session 6

From Stress to Distress: The Impact of Work on Mental Health. (Chapter 7) Dobson, M., Schnall, P., In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009. pp. 113 – 127.

Theorell T., et al. A systematic review including meta-analysis of work environment and depressive symptoms. BMC Public Health 07/2015; 15(1)

Suggested Reading:

Namie G. The Challenge of Workplace Bullying. Employment Relations Today Volume 34 (2) Summer 2007, p.43-51

Session 7

The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease. (Chapter 6) Landsbergis, P., Schnall, P., Dobson, M., In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009. pp. 89 – 101.

Kivimäki M, Nyberg ST, Batty GD, et al. Job strain as a risk factor for coronary heart disease: a collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant data. Lancet 2012; 380: 1491–97.   

Lancet letter to the editor and author’s reply: Job strain and coronary heart disease

Session 8

The Health and Economic Costs of “Unhealthy” Work, In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009. pp. 87 – 88

Work, Psychosocial Stressors and the Bottom Line. (Chapter 9) Jauregui, M, Schnall P, In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009. pp.153 – 165.

Stakeholder Perspectives on Work and Stress: Seeking Common Ground. (Chapter 10) Gordon, D, Jauregui, M, Schnall, P., In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009. pp. 173 – 190.

Presentation Readings:

1) Using participatory action research methodology to improve worker health (Chapter 12). Rosskam E. In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009, pp. 211-228.

2) The MUNI Health and Safety Project: A 26-year Union-Management Research Collaboration (Chapter 13). Antonio R, Fisher J, Rosskam E. In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009, pp. 229-247.

3) Organizing and collaborating to reduce hotel workers injuries (Chapter 14). Casey M, Rosskam E. In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009, pp. 249-266

4) Bourbonnais R, Brisson C, Vezina M. Long-term effects of an intervention on psychosocial work factors among healthcare professionals in a hospital setting. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011;68:479-486

5) Restaurant Opportunities Center efforts to improve health and safety, working conditions and wages for restaurant workers

http://rocunited.org/

http://rocunited.org/our-work/workplace-justice/

Burned: High Risks and Low Benefits for Workers in the New York City Restaurant Industry. Restaurant Opportunities Center, New York, 2009. 

ROC Worker Ergonomics Manual, 2010

6) State and local laws related to working time: paid family leave, sick leave, limits on mandatory overtime, and prohibiting misclassification as “independent contractors”.

http://familyvaluesatwork.org/

http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/family-leave-paid-sick-days

http://prospect.org/article/fair-work-schedules-next-new-human-right

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/State/Legislative-Agenda-Reports/MandatoryOvertime/Mandatory-Overtime-Summary-of-State-Approaches.html

http://www.massnurses.org/unionizing/mna-and-collective-bargaining

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_independentcontractor.htm

http://www.thenation.com/article/205145/have-we-seen-end-8-hour-day

Session 9

Interventions. In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009. pp. 169-172

Interventions to reduce job stress and improve work organization and worker health. (Chapter 11) Landsbergis, P.A., In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009, pp. 193-209

Plus an article to be selected for presentation.

Session 10

Curing Unhealthy Work. (Chapter 19) Schnall, PL, Dobson, M, Rosskam, E, Landsbergis, P., In Schnall PL, Dobson M, Rosskam E., Editors Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Baywood Publishing, 2009.

Gardell B. Worker participation and autonomy: a multilevel approach to democracy at the workplace. In: Johnson JV, Johansson G. (Eds.) The Psychosocial Work Environment: Work Organization, Democratization and Health. Essays in Memory of Bertil Gardell. Baywood Publishing Co., Inc., Amityville, 1991, pp. 193-223

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